Henri Pérignon at the age of 110.
|Birth:||14 October 1879|
|Death:||18 June 1990|
|Age:||110 years, 247 days|
Henri Perignon (14 October 1879 – 18 June 1990) was a verified French supercentenarian. He was born in a town called Sèvres in the French department Hauts-de-Seine. His parents were Henri Joseph, a journalist, and Victorine (née Tondu) Perignon, a seamstress.
On 16 January 1904, he married in Boulogne. His job included being a laundryman as well as being a chauffeur (most notably for the prominent French general Hubert Lyautey). Henri became blind in one eye because of the dangers of this occupation. In 1982, when he was 102 years old, the Caen University Hospital implanted a pacemaker that could facilitate breathing while engaging in physical activities such as riding a bicycle. In 1989, he had a 95-year old nephew named Marcel.
Henri Perignon passed away in Deauville on 18 June 1990 at the age of 110 years, 247 days. He had held the title of World's Oldest Man for just eight days. His death left James Wiggins, who was just a day younger than Perignon, the new titleholder.
- European Stars and Stripes 12 June 1982
- Kingston Gleaner 25 June 1990
|France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Adolphe Gravelines • Henri Perignon • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Louis Arthur Bon • Leon-Clement Estivals • Theophane Rifosta • Alexis Daigneau • Raymond Abescat • Hilaire Dharboulle • Jean Latie • Maurice Floquet • Aime Avignon • Louis de Cazenave • Lazare Ponticelli • Pierre Picault • Joseph Malahieude • Felix Rostaing • Philibert Parnasse • Charles De Antoni • Andre Coudrat • Louis Le Bouedec • Emile Turlant • Philippe Vocanson • Roger Gouzy • Robert Bourdon • Georges Massard • Roger Auvin